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Conscious Choices: Leading with Intention and Awareness

Conscious Choices Leading with Intention and Awareness | Flourish Careers Podcast


Have you encountered a manager who seemed to create chaos wherever they went? 🌪️

In the latest Flourishing Together segment, I’m so excited to introduce you to Vicki Bradley and our eye-opening conversation about transforming leadership chaos into conscious decision-making. 

Vicki gets honest about her leadership path, sharing how an imbalance in her approach led to health challenges. This impactful story will help you reconsider how you balance your leadership style, career, and core values.

This resonated with me—it’s directly tied to the importance of heart-based alignment in your career and the harmful effects of misalignment.

An integral part of our conversation was about the importance of diversity in thought and perspective for the growth and success of an organization, acknowledging the challenges some leaders face in understanding this concept.

Lastly, we discussed the sensitive topic of layoffs. Vicki recounted how she avoided layoffs at her previous company by finding more efficient ways to cut costs. This story is conscious leadership in action and a must-hear for every leader!

This episode is more than just talk; it’s about authentic experiences, tough decisions, and striking the right balance in leadership.

Key Takeaways

Conscious Leadership and Self-Awareness
Conscious leadership involves leaders being self-aware, intentional, and responsive rather than reactive. It also means understanding the impact of actions and their ripple effect on the team and organization.

Balancing Feminine and Masculine Energies in Leadership
Vicki highlighted the significance of balancing feminine and masculine energies for effective leadership. She shared her story of how being out of alignment with these energies led to illness, underscoring the impact of this balance on both emotional well-being and leadership effectiveness.

Importance of Inclusive Decision-Making 
Our conversation stressed the value of diversity in thought and perspective. This is crucial for the growth and success of an organization. Additionally, involving the team in the decision-making processes (tough decisions like cost-cutting) and recognizing different perspectives in teamwork are essential for a more inclusive and compelling leadership approach.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Vivki’s Flourishing Faves: 
+ Return to Love
+ Red Teaming

Connect with Vicki
💛 Women in Leadership Talk podcast
🤝 Vicki on the web: Website | Instagram | LinkedIn – WILempowered | LinkedIn – Vicki Bradley

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Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes!
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For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

December 13, 2023

Conscious Choices: Leading with Intention and Awareness

Conscious Choices: Leading with Intention and Awareness

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